Frost meaning

frôst, frŏst
Frost is defined as to cover with icing or a layer of ice crystals.

An example of frost is putting a layer of chocolate buttercream over the top and sides of a cake.

An example of frost is a below freezing night resulting in a layer of frost on the windshield of your car.

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A cold manner or period of disaffection.

A frost in diplomatic relations.

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To cover with frost.
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To damage or kill by frost.
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The definition of frost is the icy crystals on things that are frozen, a temperature low enough to freeze or the state of being frozen.

An example of frost is the bits of ice that form on the outside of something left in the freezer for a very long time.

An example of frost is what happens to things left outside in below zero degrees.

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To cover (glass, for example) with a roughened or speckled decorative surface.
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To cover or decorate with icing.

Frost a cake.

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To bleach or lighten the color of (hair) with dye so that some but not all strands are changed in color.
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(slang) To anger or upset.

What really frosted me about the incident was the fact that you lied.

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To become covered with frost.

The windshield frosted up overnight.

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A freezing or state of being frozen.
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A temperature low enough to cause freezing.
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The icy crystals that form directly on a freezing surface as moist air contacts it; rime; hoarfrost.
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Coolness of action, feeling, manner, etc.
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(informal) A book, play, etc. that is poorly received by the public; failure.
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To cover with frost.
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To damage, wither, or kill by freezing.
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To cover with frosting, or icing.
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To give a frostlike, opaque surface to (glass or metal)
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To apply lighter coloring to selected strands of (hair) using a chemical dye.
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(slang) To make angry, annoy, irritate, etc.
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(person) 1874-1963; U.S. poet.
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A deposit of tiny, white ice crystals on a surface. Frost forms through sublimation, when water vapor in the air condenses at a temperature below freezing. It gets its white color from tiny air bubbles trapped in the ice crystals.
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A cover of minute ice crystals on objects that are exposed to the air. Frost is formed by the same process as dew, except that the temperature of the frosted object is below freezing.
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The cold weather that causes these ice crystals to form.
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(figuratively) Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character.
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To get covered with frost.
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To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost.
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To anger or annoy.

I think the boss's decision frosted him, a bit.

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A surname​.
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Origin of frost

  • Middle English from Old English preus- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English frost, from Old English frost (“frost”), from Proto-Germanic *frustaz (“frost”), from Proto-Indo-European *prews- (“to freeze; frost”). Cognate with West Frisian froast (“frost”), Dutch vorst (“frost”), German Frost (“frost”), Swedish frost (“frost”), Icelandic frost (“frost”), Latin pruīna (“hoarfrost, frost, rime, snow”). Related to freeze.

    From Wiktionary